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Sports Days' 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian

We are delighted to inform you that this year’s Sports days will be taking place on the dates listed below. All of our Sports days will be taking place at Highfield School. We would love you to come and join us at our sports days and cheer along our young athletes. Sports days are an excellent opportunity for parents and guardians to see their children competing for their respective house teams.

Date Year groups Location Time
Monday 19th June 2017 Year 1 Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF 9.30 - 11.30 am
Monday 19th June 2017 Year 3 Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF 1.30 - 3.00 pm
Tuesday 20th June 2017 Year 2 Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF 9.30 - 11.30 am
Tuesday 20th June 2017 Year 4 Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF 1.30 - 3.00 pm
Thursday 22nd June 2017 Year 6 Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF 9.30 - 11.30 am
Friday 23rd June 2017 Reception Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF 9.30 - 11.30 am
Friday 23rd June 2017 Year 5 Highfield Junior and Infant School, B8 3QF 1.30 - 3.00 pm

Your child will require full P.E kit on their sports day, please ensure they have their house t-shirt on this day along with plenty to drink and sun cream.

Yours in sport

Miss P. Sage                                                                                                                    Mr C. Jay

Trust Leader for Sport and Health                                                                                   Trust Director of Sport

Year 1 Phonics Workshop

Dear Parents,

As you know your child has been working very hard this year to learn their phonics. The Phonics Screening Check will be taking place during the week commencing 12th June 2017. I would like to invite you to a meeting to share with you what will be happening during this week.
I will also be sharing some resources that you can use to help your child during the half term holiday.

The meeting will be held at 9:00am on Thursday 25th May 2017 in the Infant Hall.

We hope to see you there.

Yours faithfully.

Miss Flint
Year 1 Year Group Leader

Music Lessons

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Music Lessons – Years 4, 5 and 6

As you know, your child has had the opportunity to receive music tuition within school. Music is an extremely important part of the curriculum and something we want to be able to offer to as many children as possible.

Currently, school pays an external provider to teach all of the children in Year 4 to play a musical instrument and selected children in Years 5 and 6. We have looked at a more cost effective way of providing music tuition to our pupils and have decided to employ a music teacher.

This means that we will be able to offer music tuition to a greater number of children across school and be able to provide other opportunities for enhancing the teaching of music across the curriculum.

If your child currently has an instrument on loan from the music service, they will need to return it to school before the end of the summer term.

If you have any questions about this, please see a member of the SLT.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. A. Knibbs
Acting Head of School

Upcoming Year 5 Parent Workshops

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Year 5 Parent Workshop

We are holding a Parent Workshop for all Year 5 pupils to help parents to support their child’s learning at home. The focus for this workshop will be Maths.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 16th May at 9:05am and will take place in the year 5 classrooms.

It is vital that you attend to provide the best support for your child in Maths.

The workshop will educate you on some of the Maths curriculum and preparations your child will need for Year 6.

Thank you for your continued support

Yours faithfully,
Year 5 Teachers

Upcoming Year 4 Parent Workshop

Dear Parents and Carers,

Year 4 Parent Workshop- Wednesday 17th May, 2017.

We are holding a Parent Workshop to help parents to support their child’s learning at home. The focus for this workshop will be Reading.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 17th May, 2017. We ask that all parents meet in your child’s Year 4 Classrooms for 9:15am..

Please make every effort to attend as parental support is vital to enhance each and every child’s progress.

We look forward to seeing you.

Yours faithfully,

Miss M Akhter
Year Group Leader

Year 3 Rainforest Roadshow

Dear Parent,

ON-SITE EDUCATIONAL VISIT- RAINFOREST ROADSHOW

We are offering your child in Year 3 a place to take part in a workshop, Rainforest Roadshow on Thursday 11th May 2017. It will take place in school at 9:00am and finish at 3:00pm. The workshop will include close animal encounters, jewellery making and face painting. If you do not want your child to have their face painted, could you please state this on the consent form.

Your child will need to wear school uniform as usual. This educational visit does not require a voluntary contribution.

Please return the reply slip to the class teacher, that has been sent home with your child.
If you have any concerns please speak to your child’s teacher.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Wickham
Visitor Leader

Upcoming Year 3 Maths Workshop

Dear Parents,

Year 3 Maths Parent Workshop – Monday 15th May 2017 at 9:00-10:00 AM

You are invited to attend a Year 3 Maths Workshop on the above date, in the Year 3 classrooms. It is a fantastic opportunity to come and find out more about what your child is learning and how your child learns best. During the event, we will provide you with some information and strategies to support your child with their mathematical development.

We hope you can join us and learn more about how you can support your child to become a better mathematician.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Johnson
Assistant Headteacher and the Year 3 Team